Retrocomputing podcast about the Atari 8-bit line of personal computers
hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
twitter: @AtariPodcast

Hello, welcome to Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast.  My name is Randy Kindig and this is a special interview-only episode.  This is the third in an ongoing series of interviews with the people behind the companies that still provide hardware, software, or service today for our Atari 8-bit computers.  The interview is with Lance Ringquist, owner of the Video 61 and Atari Sales Website.  Lance has been in business selling Atari items and services for over 30 years and has a lot of great stories to share about his time in this business.  I hope you enjoy this interview as much I enjoyed talking with Lance.  Please let Lance know you appreciate everything he has done and continues to do for the Atari community.






Video 61 and Atari Sales

Direct download: Lance_Ringquist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

Hello, welcome to a special interview-only episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast.  This interview is part of the ongoing set of interviews for the holiday season where I talk to many of the people still out there providing hardware, software, and/or support for our favorite computer.  This interview is with Bruce Carso, of B&C ComputerVisions.  As you will hear during the interview, Bruce has been in the Atari business for 34 years as of the recording of this episode and has many amazing stories to share.  Bruce not only has a website where he sells hardware, software and service, but he also has a store on ebay.  I hope you find this interview interesting and let Bruce know that you appreciate all he has done and continues to do for the Atari community.




B&C ComputerVisions

Direct download: Bruce_Carso.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12am EDT

Kevin interviews Bill Wilkinson, of Optimized Systems Software fame!




Bill’s INSIGHT: Atari column in Compute! Magazine




The development of Atari Basic and Atari DOS, article by Bill

Direct download: Bill_Wilkinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:25pm EDT

On this episode of ANTIC the atari 8-bit podcast:

-Our Atari Holiday Gift Picks - which is apparently now a tradition on our show

-Randy’s definitive roundup of virtual drive options

-Bill plays three new, award-winning games

-and lots of listener feedback about the Atari 850 interface

Links mentioned in this episode:

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

the Atlanta Historical Computing Society

What We’ve Been Up To

Terry Stewart's Classic Computers Website

Dig Dug variant discussion at AtariAge

Another Dig Dug variant discussion at AtariAge

FOIA request with the FBI looking for records about Mattel


ABBUC Software Competition results at AtariAge

ABBUC Software Competition results at ABBUC

“Game Over” movie (dump dig) at XBox Live

The Capitalism of Late Archaeology: Alamogordo's Atari Games on Ebay


Web version of Preppie


The!Cart Studio

Pro(c) Magazine Issue #3 Available in English

New Game "Dungeon Hunt Gold" mention at Retro Gaming Mag

"Dungeon Hunt Gold" at AtariAge

Atari 8-bit at reddit

VCF East 10.0 (VCFeX)

APX Authors Guide at

Atari User Group Packet at

ValFORTH documentation at

Atari 8-bit Manuals at

Internet Arcade at

Christmas Gift Ideas

Under $25


Over $50

Technical Topic (Virtual Drive Replacements)

SIO2PC/10502PC Dual-USB device




CF/SD/SIO2PC/SIO2USB Options Comparison

SIO2PC/APE (AtariMax)

MyIDE II cartridge (AtariMax)

SIDE2 cartridge (Lotharek)

SIO2SD (Lotharek)

Bill’s Modern Segment

Dimo's Quest (Atari 8-bit)
Dimo's Quest (Amiga)

RGB (Fandal)
RGB (AtariAge)

Nemezyro Download
Nemezyro Blog (English)
Nemezyro (AtariAge)

Listener Feedback

ProComm+ script from Wade Ripkowski

ASCII Version of Claim Jumper Source from Dan Boris

Joystick Controller/Keyboard Controller hybrid that uses two joystick ports

Atari 850 vs P:R: Connection Discussion (Jack Nutting)


AD:6502 (Arsantica 2) Atari XL/XE mega demo 128kb PAL by Desire at YouTube

Direct download: 17ANTIC_2014_12_Holiday_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

Diane Gaw, Managing editor of A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing


A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine at

A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine at


Juiced.GS magazine

Solatrium House

Direct download: Diane_Gaw.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

Welcome to this special, interview-only episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast.  This is the first of a few interviews we’re planning to air in the month of December, 2014, leading up to the traditional US holidays of Christmas and New Years.  As December tends to be a month where lots of purchases are made, I thought it might be a good idea to talk to each of the remaining Atari dealers in the US and to get their stories.  This interview is with Brad Koda, proprietor of Best Electronics, certainly one of THE most popular Atari 8-bit outlets still in existence.  Best Electronics is celebrating it’s 30TH year of business this year, which is absolutely amazing!  Brad has a lot of stories about what it’s been like over those 30 years, from working closely with Atari in the 80’s & 90’s to what it’s like now.


Please enjoy and let Brad know you appreciate what he provides for the Atari community.




Best Electronics

Direct download: Brad_Koda.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT